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Click values

  1. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 6 years ago

    While I'm now getting enough clicks to keep me happy (most of the time, anyway big_smile) the value of the clicks seems low to me.  While I've had a few of around a dollar, the vast majority of my clicks are under .40 and a few are worth nothing

    What's a reasonable average for click value?  Am I building hubs around keywords that are simply too low in value and should look for higher paying words, or is .25 - .50 reasonable?  What's your experience here?

    1. Cordale profile image70
      Cordaleposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I wouldn't be dissapointed at all to be honest. My clicks are around .25$, I have never had one over 35 cents.

      Keep it up!

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Cordale, if you're getting clicks after only 2 weeks, you're doing much better than I did at that point!  It took me over a month to get even one click.  Well done, and thanks for the answer.

    2. gracenotes profile image91
      gracenotesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Don't worry too much, Wilderness.

      The click values may be less, depending on what country the reader of your article resides in.

      Also, if they don't interact much with the web ad they clicked on, and click away within seconds, you get less money per click.  Naturally, you can't control this.

      The highest one I ever got was about $2.18.  And many of mine are far less than that -- typically around 0.25.

    3. profile image0
      Twenty One Daysposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Good stuff, still. I have had clicks worth $4.40 down to $.01. (Actualy saw an eCMP last month of $49.50 which turned out to be worth the $4.40 after all was said and done).
      but it is a good idea to check the CTR (Click Through Rate) to see how long people keep the ad window open and your stats here on HP to see how long folks stay on your article page.

      If you are looking for high value clicks or ad prices, the best thing to do is decide what category your article falls into, then select the keywords for it. I found a few useful websites that give you the numbers. (high value ads don't always produce high click rates). Keywords with a lot of competition, tend to be lower because there are more ads competing for that keyword.

      smile

      ~James

  2. thisisoli profile image56
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    I don't think there is anything wrong with those click values, to be honest most of mine are lower than that.

  3. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    Me too, sometimes it is much lower than yours, click makes me happy and specially if they read my hubs. In my little ways my hubs help people (I hope my hubs are helpful)

    Congrats for the clicks, bet your views are increasing too!

    1. pisean282311 profile image55
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      well my clicks are highly unpredictable..sometimes one click would bring me results which 20 clicks would some other day lol

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
        prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        oh, still clicks are good and your posts in the forum are always good, smile --

  4. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 6 years ago

    Thisisole, Pretty - thanks for the reassurance.  If that's about normal, then I won't worry about it.  And yes, Pretty, my traffic is increasing.  It's been neat to watch as it goes up 25% - 40% (according to the email from HP) each week.  I suppose sometime the rate of increase will slow down, but it has way more than doubled each month so far.  Fun, and fun to see where they're coming from and neat to think I'm actually helping a few of the people that read.

    Pisean, you're sure right about it unpredictable - they vary all over the place don't they?  Even the origin of a click often amazes me - somebody clicked on that hub???

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's a positive development. In my case, sometimes number of views are much lower but adsense increase, it really depends on whether people will click and value of the click, but then again when many people read our hubs it is great,

      I can see that your hubs are of quality too, so don't worry, you're getting there sooner than you think too! Take care..

      I notice you are 99 CONGRATS!!!

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Oh shoot!  I was 100 just yesterday and early this morning!  I'll never figure out how that changes.  During the week I do almost nothing on HP (too much time at work for my own good!) and it often goes to 100.  Then I write a hub or hit the forums and it drops.  roll 

        Yes, you can never tell when people will click.  My CTR over time has been a pretty steady average, but day to day figures vary wildly - one day was 10%!  Of course there are still some days with 0% so it makes up for the big numbers. sad  As traffic increases to statistically meaningful numbers each day the CTR will probably even out as well, but it's fun to see a great big number now.

        1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
          prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          oh 100, Congrats then again, yeah you're right when I am starting to publish again, my score is 95 before it hovers from 98, 96 like that, I cant figure it out, it is the biggest puzzles for all of us ---

          Just keep on and good luck for more ..........

          1. wilderness profile image95
            wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Pretty much a puzzle, all right.  I just smile when I notice it's up and ignore it.  I can't seem to affect it, so I don't worry about it.  Thanks for the congrats, though.

            Yep, just keep writing and enjoying.  That's what it's about, after all.

  5. rmcrayne profile image94
    rmcrayneposted 6 years ago

    I've had a few clicks between $2.50 and $3, and I regularly get clicks that are around $1.  But about half of my clicks are 30 cents or less.

 
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